But in a most professional way…
Today I’m working at home.
This will (probably) make today the most productive day of the week.
Isolated from all distractions – emails, telephone calls, drop-ins – I can sit, within easy reach of a mug of tea, and convert my hand-written notes to electronic format.
Then tomorrow I can spend an hour uploading my documentation in to the document management system.
Today – and every day I’ve worked at home – have emphasised the premium that ‘quiet space’ should be afforded.
Groupspace – open plan offices – do have their part to play in the productivity of an organic entity that is most large organisations these days.
But there are occasions when the full-on productivity of isolation needs to be employed.
Oh, I’ll check my email once every 90 minutes – so I’m actually not isolated.
But in terms of background noise, of insidious low-level hum and chatter?
The quiet isolation of an empty house just can’t be beaten for getting on and doing things.
Now then, you’ll have to excuse me, I’ve got some meeting notes to crack on with.